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Teachers College, Columbia University
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Community English & Community Language Programs

Program Staff

  • Vivian Lindhardsen, Director


    Dr. Vivian Lindhardsen is the director of the CLP and the TESOL Certificate Program. She holds a Ph.D. in TESOL/Applied Linguistics and has more than twenty years of experience in the field of language education. She has taught in and directed programs here in the US as well as in Denmark, Italy, the UK, and Japan. She has worked in university programs, private businesses, international organizations and K-12, and she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Assessment, Grammar, and TESOL Methods. She has published articles and textbooks in the areas of a Second Language Writing, Testing, and Language Pedagogy, and she is a reviewer and a commissioner for The Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA) and a member of the PRAXIS ESOL National Advisory Committee (NAC) at ETS. 

  • Roy D. Mateus, Programs Manager

    Roy is the Program Manager of the CLP and TESOL Certificate Program with 15 years of experience.  Roy worked for Columbia Business School for 13 years as an officer in the Marketing Division, as Coordinator in Human Resources, and as assistant Coordinator for the Adjunct Faculty Center. Later Roy transferred to Teachers College, where he became the Program Assistant for TESOL-LING.  Roy speaks several languages and is currently a part-time student pursuing his B.S. in Geoscience.

  • Taymy J. Caso, Administrative Coordinator

    Taymy is the Community Language & TESOL Certificate Administrative Coordinator. She is a student in the Clinical Psychology Masters program at TC working on her Integrative Project. Her graduate work and research interests include (1) implementing grounded theory research methods to understand constructions of gender identity and sexual orientation among gender nonconforming communities, and (2) adverse psychosocial outcomes associated with oppression/prejudice of minorities, including those identifying on the LGBTQQ-IA spectrum. Prior to attending Teachers College, Taymy earned her B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy. In addition, she has worked in Information Technology and in the Newspaper Industry.
  • Barbara Sian Morgan, Fellow

    Sian is a CLP Fellow with extensive teaching experience. She has worked as a French teacher in Coventry (UK), and later as an English lecturer in Italy at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. She is also a certified speaking and writing examiner for Cambridge ESOL and British Council IELTS. Sian's main research interests include second language writing, discourse analysis, learner corpora and performance assessment. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate at Teachers College.

  • Andrew Schenck, Fellow

    Andrew is one of our new CLP Fellows. He has served as an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) instructor for over 15 years in South Korea. During this period, he has taught a variety of courses concerning subject areas such as TOEFL, English literature, and EFL writing. He has also trained preservice and inservice teachers, helping them to become better educators through the application of theoretical concepts to practice. While working in South Korea, Andrew has earned a master's degree in Educational Foundations and a second master's degree in TESOL. He has also published a variety of articles exploring Second Language Acquisition, writing evaluation, the use of English corpora, and multicultural education
  • Michelle Stabler-Havener, Fellow

    Michelle is a one of our new CLP Fellows. She taught ESL in the Los Angeles area, EFL in China, and has conducted teacher trainings in the U.S., India, China, Thailand, Nepal, and Bangladesh. She taught Second Language Assessment for Azusa Pacific University's MA TESOL program and was a Senior English Language Fellow for the U.S. Department of State. Michelle has published on classroom management and on assessment. Her professional interests include second language assessment, teacher training, and materials development. She is currently pursuing her doctorate at Teachers College.

  • Nadja Tadic, Fellow

    Nadja was the Interim Academic Coordinator during Summer 2014 and a CLP Fellow. She has taught English in foreign and second language contexts for five years. She has worked as an academic writing, advisor, TOEFL prep instructor and English integrated skills teacher. Her research interests lie in classroom interaction and encouraging student autonomy and participation. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Applied Linguistics at Teachers College.